LISTENING 3: AMERICAN ENGLISH LISTENING
I’m a lazy person! I don’t like learning new words. It’s so boring and I don’t know how to use these words in talking. But after all, my listening is perfect and I can remember many English words (maybe over 10000 words) and use these words in talking. How did I do that?
It’s simple! I’ve just stayed at home to relax and then gain my vocabulary. That is:
“WATCH AMERICAN MOVIES”
WHY CHOOSE AMERICAN MOVIES?
Movies are another way to describe social life most honestly. Watching American movies, you really know how American people react, which words they use in talk. You’ll hear the voice, see the face, and the body language of the characters in the movies and it’s also a good chance to help learn how to react in talk when you meet a native English speaker in real situations.
Otherwise, listening through American movies is also a great way to help learn new vocabulary in context. By listening the movies many times, you don’t need to remember any single word and you’ll know how to apply them in specific situations automatically.
A movie can help you learn up to 500 new words, so you’ll meet a little difficulty in the first stage through listening to the movie and spending 2 weeks on only 1 movie is a need to fully master these new words.
American Movies also show you how to pronounce English with American accent properly, which you’ll not be enrolled in normal English books easily.
Standard English : I want to go shopping.
American English: I wanna go shopping.
Wanna: is American style. If you speak 2 sentences above, you’ll see that “wanna” will be more natural and fluent to speak than “want to”.
LISTENING PROCCESS INCLUDES 3 STEPS:
Step 1: Listen your native language with English subtitle.
You maybe hear about 2 times to comprehend all contents in a movie
Step 2: Listen English with English subtitle
This step helps you learn new words and it maybe cost you 1 week to comprehend all vocabulary in a movie
Step 3: Listen English without English subtitle
This step helps you be familiar with English accent. If you can listen to a movie perfectly, it means you can hear English very well. Then you can be confident that you can hear a native English speaker talk in real world perfectly.
If you can’t hear any section, turn it back and listen again and again until you can hear it clearly. But if you can’t still hear it clearly after 5 times of trying, skip it and hear it again at another day.
SOME AMERICAN MOVIE FOR YOUR LISTENING:
Tangled (animated movie)
Camp Rock 1 (movie)
Camp Rock 2 (movie)
Kungfu Panda (animated movie)
Kungfu Panda (animated movie)
Peter Pan 1 (movie)
Peter Pan 2 (movie)
You may practice Listening by watching up to 5 movies if you want to listen English perfectly. And if you do that, you can listen to any native English speaker easily and perfectly and then the language barrier between you and native English speakers is no longer. Congratulations!